Cruising Biblical Style

Last year the blogosphere was all abuzz with reports that Dutchman Johan Huibers was building a replica of Noah’s Ark and that he planned to sail it to London for the Olympics. Well, the Olympics have arrived, but the Ark is still safely docked in the Netherlands.

Huibers may not be setting sail for Great Britain just yet, but he has opened up the Ark to visitors. For the fee of just €12.50 you can tour the massive boat and visit with the builders. The 50 cubit by 30 cubit by 300 cubit vessel is even stocked with life-sized replicas of animals and Noah’s family.

Huibers began his project 20 years ago as an act of faith rather than a response to global warming. Although the Ark may come in handy in the near future. The Ark cost $1.6 million to build, stands four stories high, is longer than an American football field and is more than 30 meters wide. The outer frame of the boat is built of pine, but the vessel itself is actually constructed from old metal barge hulls.

If you’d like to visit, the Ark is berthed in Dordrecht, just a few kilometers southeast of Rotterdam.

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2 Responses to Cruising Biblical Style

  1. Cool! I’ll remember this Ark next time it rains. 😉

  2. Wow that is so impressive but also very expensive, don’t think it cost Noah that much ha. Great shot of the ark with the rainbow…very biblical indeed!

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